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MAN ALLEGEDLY SELLS FAKE LUXURY GOODS ON CAROUSELL, ARRESTED BY POLICE

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has said that a 29 y.o man had been arrested today (13 Dec) for his alleged involvement in selling fake luxury goods on the Carousell platform.

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The SPF was already alerted to his activities earlier this year on 27 August when a Police report was made by a victim who was allegedly cheated into buying one of the fake products.

The seller of the product had claimed that the product that was sold is authentic.

Further information was then received by the SPF on 9 December that the same seller was alleged to have used another Carousell account to continue selling the fake goods.

Conducted operation

An operation was then mounted by the Woodlands Police Division on 12 December which led to the arrest of the 29 y.o man.

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Fake luxury goods inclusive of bags, shoes and jewellery as well cash of $4,050 were seized during the operations.

Police then conducted their preliminary investigations which revealed the involvement the man had in other similar cheating cases.

Advisory

The SPF advises members of the public to be vigilant in making their purchases online and only make purchases from authorised retailers and reputable sources especially when it comes to goods with a high value.

They added that members of the public should opt for buyer protection by using built in payment options which allows payments to be released only after receiving their goods.

If possible, it is also encouraged not to make direct bank transfers or advance payments to the sellers as there is no guarantee of protection.

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Penalties

If convicted of cheating which the man will be charged in court for on Tuesday (14 Dec), the penalties that he could face are up to 10 years in prison and a fine.

Image source: Singapore Police Force, Carousell.sg

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